Salt: A World History Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. On which river are the Salzburg and Hallein salt mines located?

2. Which of the following Italian cities flourished after the fall of Rome?

3. What fish needs to be salted immediately or it will go bad?

4. How did the salt wars start?

5. Which empire did Marco Polo study for twenty-five years?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the people of Parma make their ham?

2. How is Roquefort cheese made?

3. How did salt help the Swedes economically?

4. Why were the Celts viewed as fearsome warriors?

5. Why is cod a perfect fish for salting?

6. Why did the author become fascinated by salt?

7. How did the British make salt?

8. Why did pilgrims in New England rely so heavily on salt?

9. How did the Basques earn their fortune before the discovery of salt?

10. Why was salt in such high demand in Britain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why did cod become such an important source of food? How did the discovery of cod by the Europeans effect European industry?

Essay Topic 2

How did salt help to develop European society? What problems did Europeans have before salt was readily available?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?

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